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Booting the USB installer will result in an unhelpful black screen and/or possibly some video corruption (at least, as of the time of this writing).
Your best bet is to hit ‘e’ on the “Install Ubuntu / Try Ubuntu” screen and add a space and nomodeset to the end of the line that starts with linux.
ctrl-e or F10 will continue the bootup process. From there you should get to a graphical installer that we all know and love.
Install as normal. NOTE: I recommend unplugging or removing any drives on which you don’t intend to install Linux. Dual booting? Remove that drive. Duel Booting for VFIO stuff? Remove the windows drive. It’s just easier, especially if you’re unsure of yourself. The Ubuntu installer can detect windows, too, which can make things overly complicated for newbies. So, please, remove any drives that have anything important and make backups before you get started.
Booting into Ubuntu won’t work either. On my install I got kernel 4.15 – you will have to hit ‘e’ again early in the bootup process and add nomodeset to get the system to boot.
What’s going on here is that the Linux Kernel is too out of date to work with the new RX590 silicon. There were some changes to power management, apparently to enable higher boost clocks, on the RX590 which will crash the card when the software driver uses.
We can use the Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility (ukuu) to make the update process easier. However, we will also need updated firmware for Polaris.
First, install UKUU
Then install Kernel 4.20, 4.20.1 or newer.
Finally, we will need some firmware from here:
The polaris* files dated for december go in /lib/firmware/amdgpu on your local system. I like to do it from the terminal, but there is no reason you can’t use Firefox to just save those files then use the ‘Files’ program to move them over.
sudo wget https://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/polaris10_k_mc.bin
It isn’t necessary to do this …
If i need to install the tahiti files, how does i do it? (ubuntu)
Download them from that website and out them in the folder where it says they are missing from
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Seriously, thanks to guys like you Wendell, Chris Titus Tech, Joe Collins, The Linux Gamer Gardner, …and I can’t think of much more people…migrating to Linux is FINALLy becoming a reality. Cheers to ya cool beardy Wendell! Worth giving strong 1 second manly (you’re the man) hug to.